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Brian Luce March 29th, 2010 03:21 AM

Capturing some old mini DV tapes
 
I have some old mini dv tapes I want to commit to DVD. They play well in camera, but once captured in 9c the audio is broken and unintelligible. Video portion is fine. It's a newish Dell i7 running Vista home edition. In the timeline and burnt to DVD it's broken, in camera it sounds fine.

Fixes?

Jeff Harper March 29th, 2010 01:45 PM

While likely of no use, you could try capturing with Windows Movie Maker...just to see what happens.

Allan Black March 29th, 2010 04:38 PM

Brian are you capturing those AVI files using firewire? .. or it might be the codec?
Cheers.

Brian Luce March 29th, 2010 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Allan Black (Post 1507242)
Brian are you capturing those AVI files using firewire? .. or it might be the codec?
Cheers.

Yes, by firewire. I'm worried it might just be the age of the tapes. I captured a newer tape (though it was HDV not mini DV) and the audio was fine. That wouldn't bode well for the idea of tape as archive medium. Hopefully it's me, not the tape.

Allan Black March 29th, 2010 04:58 PM

If it plays on your camera the tape is Ok .. but I guess it's not the camera used to shoot the tape? It's not LP speed is it?

Sometimes the signal tracking is not the same old cameras to new cameras. Check your capture settings and try another camera?
Cheers.

Graham Bernard March 29th, 2010 11:44 PM

If the tape was recorded LP, then Allan is right on the money. Both of the symptoms you report and the switch to another camera, not the original, makes for 2 pieces of evidence that point towards the LP-issue direction.

Grazie

Brian Luce March 30th, 2010 01:20 AM

I've tried it in the original cam and a newer one. Same symptom. However I tried capturing with windows movie maker or whatever it's called and it worked, so must be a Vegas issue.

So looks like Vegas 9c can smoke RED ONE footage but can't handle mini DV and chokes on JPEGS. These are strange times.

Allan Black March 30th, 2010 01:28 AM

Sure are .. got plans to get it onto DVD?

Cheers.

Graham Bernard March 30th, 2010 01:41 AM

Brian, I would have gone down the bookies and laid odds on that one - really! Well, that's worth trying to remember. Liked your "comment" about RED.

Grazie

Brian Luce March 30th, 2010 03:55 AM

the amazing thing is what a great job Windows Movie does, it puts in little dissolves and makes one nice big file that's easy to slice and dice.


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